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GE Tree Protest, Charleston, SC (2006) Photo: Langelle/GJEP

The COVID-19 pandemic requires community organizing and disaster response, despite the need for social distancing. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief is an organization that operates on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action within our communities.

For more information on these issues check out Payton and Alexa’s full length interviews: https://bit.ly/Mutual-Aid

These videos were filmed by Steve Taylor and produced by Global Justice Ecology Project. The interviews occurred during “The Resurgence: 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence” inside the Shawnee National Forest located in Southern Illinois in October 2019. It was convened by the Indigenous Environmental Network, Global Justice Ecology Project and Shawnee Forest Defense!

For more information on the Convergence: https://forestclimateconvergence.org/action